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dreck

or drek

[ drek ]
/ drɛk /
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noun Slang.

excrement; dung.
worthless trash; junk.

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Origin of dreck

1920–25; <Yiddish drek; cognate with German Dreck filth; compare Old English threax,Old Norse threkkr excrement
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British Dictionary definitions for dreck

dreck
/ (drɛk) /

noun

slang, mainly US rubbish; trash

Derived forms of dreck

drecky, adjective

Word Origin for dreck

from Yiddish drek filth, dregs
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